The Mahindra Humanities Center welcomes all Harvard graduate students to submit proposals to coordinate an Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. Funding for the conference will be available up to the amount of $8,000. The Barker Center’s Thompson Room has been reserved on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, 2018. Proposals should consist of a one- to two-page description, outlining the proposed theme, structure, timeline, keynote speaker (if applicable), and well-thought-out budget. Conference topic should be interdisciplinary, and proposal should make the case for its innovative approaches and relevance to a range of fields. Please submit proposals via email to [email protected] by Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. For complete guidelines, visit the link below. Read Full Story
Jackson recently completed works on a £1.3 million flood defense scheme in Cleethorpes aimed to protect hundreds of homes and businesses on behalf of the North East Lincolnshire Council.Work to replace the existing timber groyne started on Monday, April 24th 2017. The old groyne was replaced with a Y shaped groyne, made from rocks, which is the most effective shape for the tidal movements around the area, and is the most cost efficient in terms of long-term maintenance.According to the North East Lincolnshire Council, nearly 13,000 tonnes of rock was delivered from Norway to complete the new groyne, with the rock sizes being up to 4 tonnes in weight.The remaining groynes between Wonderland and the Pier will also be partially refurbished as part of this project with new timbers installed to prolong the groynes’ residual life.